Courts & Cases

Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administers the constitutional oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the justice’s Conference Room at Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC on Saturday. Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley, holds the Bible. – Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Supreme Court’s direction yet to be determined

WASHINGTON — The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett M. Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics and women’s rights.

Court: Judge had no power in Ameren case

The state’s top court has ruled a judge didn’t have the power to shut down part of a proposed 375-mile transmission line and rule in favor of dozens of farmers who claimed their land was illegally taken.

Sotomayor on books, partisanship at Chicago public library

As Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor spoke at the Harold Washington Library Center to a crowd of about 800 adults and children, she shared how reading got her to the Supreme Court.

Trial Notebook


Three counts equals only single ‘claim’Hobbs v. Gerber Products

Linda Hobbs’ three-count class action against Gerber Products for reportedly making false statements when marketing its Good Start Gentle infant formula, referred to as GSG, alleged a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, or ICFA, breach of express warranty and common law fraud, but Gerber — in moving to dismiss for “failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted” under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) — “proceeds as if the complaint asserts three claims (as reflected in its three ‘counts’),” U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. explained, “but that is not so.”

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